The 2023 ALLIANCE Hockey AGM, celebrating 30 years of ALLIANCE Hockey, was hosted on Saturday, June 17, 2023 in London with more than 180 members participating, including special guests and two Honourary Life Members.» 2023 ALLIANCE Hockey AGM
The Annual General Meeting was opened by President, Larry Moreland, who welcomed the members and thanked them for their tremendous efforts over the past season.
"In the 2022-2023 season, ALLIANCE Hockey began an overall review that we called our Reset
. Many of you have been involved on Task Teams helping to piece the Reset together. Those of you who have provided your time and input on the Task Teams are helping to reshape how hockey will be delivered across all of the ALLIANCE," stated President Moreland.
Along with the President's address, recognition of the 2023 OHF Championship-winning teams was provided on behalf of Championship Committee Chair, Jennifer MacDonald to the following Associations:
• U15 A OHF Champions – London Jr. Knights Green
• U18 A OHF Champions – Woodstock Jr. Navy Vets
The Executive Director's Report focused on the achievements and challenges experienced over the 2022-23 season. The Report also noted the direction that the organization will follow in the coming seasons and the associated work involved to ensure the intended path is followed.
Regional and Committee Reports and Amendments were also provided throughout the Meeting which concluded with the introduction of the 2023-2024 Executive Committee.
2023-2024 Executive Committee:
Larry Moreland (Waterloo)
Dan Gibbons (Tecumseh)
Karen Gibb (Stratford)
Treasurer: Pat Downey (Palmerston)
Region #1 Vice-President:
Region #2 Vice-President:
Sean McGinnis (Cambridge)
Region #3 Vice-President:
Sean Wheatley (Ilderton)
Region #4 Vice-President:
Thom Foster (Brantford)
Region #5 Vice-President:
Jennifer MacDonald (Windsor)
TD of Officials:
Marshall Copp (London)
Rec Council Chair:
Michelle Harder (Windsor)
Rep Council Chair:
Michael Collins (Woodstock)
Chairperson of Appeals:
David Miller (London)
Congratulations to the successful incumbents and thank you to all those who stepped forward to pursue a position on the Executive!
With the introduction of the new Executive Committee Members, ALLIANCE Hockey said goodbye to those who completed their terms of service.
Our sincere appreciation is passed along to these members leaving the Executive Committee:
Gerry Potter, Region #1 Vice-President
Keith Woods, Region #3 Vice-President
Justin Hoffer, Representative Council Chair
Thank you to the Special Guests, Life Members and the Member Associations for their participation and support of the 2023 ALLIANCE Hockey AGM.
» 2023 ALLIANCE HOCKEY GOLF CLASSIC & RECOGNITION RECEPTION
Prior to the Annual Meeting, various members and supporters participated in the annual golf classic which was followed by a reception and recognition dinner on June 16th. Our sincere appreciation goes out to all who participated including, our sponsors and supporters.
Special thanks to the following supporters:
ALFRAN TROPHIES PLAQUES & SIGNS
FIREROCK GOLF CLUB
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, LONDON
NOTHERS - THE AWARD STORE
PETTINELLI, MASTROLUISI LLP
ALLIANCE Hockey was thrilled to have special guest and Hockey Equality Chairman, Anthony Stewart in attendance at the evening reception who provided important messaging that included a focus on inclusion and diversity. Stewart reiterated that equality in hockey doesn’t begin with one person. There are numerous people who give, volunteer and act in their communities to make hockey an inclusive sport for all but there is still much work to be done.
ALLIANCE Hockey is committed to ensuring that there is diversity and inclusion in hockey and is grateful to Anthony for providing important information and guidance for our members.
A full library of event photos can be found here